Its beautiful landscape with both mountains and sea and it’s sunny Mediterranean climate provide tourists with an exceptional place to visit.
Le Haut Var, with its old villages perched high in the mountains makes for quiet cool summer holidays.
There are vast forests where one can discover truffles or mushrooms and sometimes even wild boars! For those who prefer fishing canoeing or swimming the many lakes, rivers and waterfalls should satisfy them.
L’ARRIÈRE-PAYS VAROIS (INLAND)
is the interior of the Var formed by hills and valleys, plantations and pine forests. Because of its very sunny climate, the agricultural production is varied and plentiful. There are 37,000 (approximately 90,000 acres ) of vineyards operated by 450 different vintners.
This land produces the most flowers of France. It’s fruit, vegetables, honey (27,000 hives), lavender, thyme, and olive oil are the pride of the people who live in this region that extends from the Adrets de l’Estérel through Brignoles and on to Castellet.
LE VAR : 300 KM OF SHORELINE ON THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA
‘boasts of 300 km of shoreline on the Mediterranean Sea. Beautiful sandy beaches, wild cliffs plunging straight into the sea, balmy protected islands (lles d’Hyeres) are a tourist’s dream.
One can visit well known beach resorts such as St Tropez (and maybe run into a movie star!), St Raphael, Ste Maxime, Bandol, le Lavandou, St Cyr.
There are new marina towns that are worth a detour (Port-Grimaud, Cogolin).